- The Eagle Lake Ranger District portion of Lassen National Forest has many opportunities to discover. The most well known area is Eagle Lake, the second largest natural lake in California. Discover the paved 5-mile all access trail along Eagle Lake.
Other attractions on the District include the Antelope and Dow Butte Lookouts. The Biz Johnson National Recreation Trail is a 25-mile segment of the Fernley and Lassen Branch line between Susanville and Mason Station along the scenic Susan River. Crater Lake is a 27-acre deep blue lake nestled in the crater of an old volcano. Crater Lake Campground sits on its shores. In the winter, the Eagle Lake District offers several snowmobiling areas and the Coppervale Ski Area.
The Bogard Visitor Information Center, located midway between Susanville and Old Station, is generally open during the summer months (please call before visiting) and offers staffed information. For details call the Eagle Lake office.
Recreation - Fishing, boating, water-skiing, sailing, and camping are just a few activities that you might enjoy around Eagle Lake. The Biz Johnson National Recreation Trail offers hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding or jogging.
Climate - As throughout much of California, most of the precipitation in the Lassen National Forest area comes during the winter months. Much of the precipitation comes in the form of snow in the high elevations. Snow covers much of the high elevations from late fall into spring. During years of heavy snowfall, the highest elevation roads and trails road may remains snowed in through June. Late spring through early fall normally brings mostly sunny skies with warm daytime temperatures and cool nighttime temperatures.
The Eagle Lake Ranger District includes the eastern portion of the Lassen National Forest, in northern California. It lies to the east of Susanville and Eagle Lake. Highway 44 leads through the District. The District Office is located in Susanville.